Burns gets first Major League start for A’s


Rookie Billy Burns Gets First MLB Start!

Congrats Billy! Steal us some bases! Let’s Go Oakland!

Just brought up from the Double-A Midland Rockhounds two days ago rookie Billy Burns has pinched hit in one game and been a pinch runner in another. Wednesday A’s manager Bob Melvin is giving Burns his first Major league start. He will bat in the leadoff spot and play centerfield in place of the ailing Coco Crisp and injured Craig Gentry who is on the disabled list.

Burns is as fast as they come. He was an absolute joy to watch at spring training in Phoenix this year! Look for him to steal if he gets on base. He likely will as he can beat out even the most minor infield hit with ease. This is going to be fun! Let’s Go Oakland!!!!!

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